Asselin said he is frustrated that Romney makes assumptions about how he will vote. And he is not alone.
Jeff Zicker, 21, might have been a candidate for the 47% category. He's college-aged, but left college because he landed a job performing with a national Broadway tour. He worked two jobs all through college, and these days he pays all his taxes, which puts him in the 53% category.
"For (Romney) to say his plan only appeals to those who don't victimize themselves just further proves how out of touch he is with the rest of the American public," he said.
Zicker is a moderate Democrat who will be voting for Obama this fall.
"I honestly believe that somebody that would say that a large of a portion of Americans, that this group victimizes themselves and tries to appeal to voters in that way, I don't think that shows that they would be fit in any way to be president," he said.
But others say that Romney is merely beginning a dialogue that many Americans refuse to have. Steven Evans said that he thinks the discussion is an important one as the country moves forward.
"It is time to start a national dialogue on whether we are creating a major dependency class," he said on Facebook. "I am glad to see him tell the truth. Let's decide whether we are going the way of Greece or the traditional USA."
But some believe that having that conversation with only half of the country is problematic.
"It's not in touch with what America's values are and what we should be in a country," Zicker said of Romney's comments. "At the end of the day, we're all connected. What I do affects you economically and socially. We shouldn't see it as an one-for-all system."